As part of an ongoing series on Benitolink, the San Benito County Arts Council is featuring new artists every week in an effort to highlight some of the local talent participating in this year's Open Studios Art Tour on April 25-26 throughout San Benito County. The third featured artist, Frank Haseloff, shares his thoughts on making art. The public is encouraged to visit the studio he is sharing with long-time Open Studios artists, Kathleen Sheridan & Kent Child, at 1198 Sally St. in Hollister during Open Studios weekend.
"I am an impressionist landscape painter. My current works (cityscapes) are emphasizing the shapes, and patterns of color that define the form," Haseloff said. "These changing facets of color and mosaics of patterns build a picture that has movement and rhythm. That rhythm takes the viewer in to the painting and allows them to be carried through the various passages that contribute to the whole picture."
"How I got here…..I fell in love with doing art with my first art class in 1984 at community college in Williamsport, Penn. It was a graphic design class, and I was immediately hooked by the design concepts hidden in pictures. I followed up the graphics courses with some fine art painting courses at a community college in Boston and then more painting classes at San Francisco State University."
Haseloff has worked with watercolor, charcoal, pencil, colored pencil, and oils. "My current works are in oils, which allow me the flexibility to build the layers of color and shape that drive my compositions," he said.
Some of his most recent achievements include:
- Alamo Danville Art Society Primavera Show, May 2012- Honorable Mention award
- Alamo Danville Art Society Inside Art Show June 2013- Blue Ribbon Merit award
- Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, Ca.- New Faces of 2015
For more information about this year's tour or to download a map, visit www.sanbenitoarts.org or contact the Arts Council at 831.636.2787